Generic Name - Tobramycin
Category - Anti-bacterial agent
Tobramycin is indicated for the treatment of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. Tobramycin solution is inhaled into the lungs using a special breathing device called a nebulizer. Â
Tobramycin Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Tobramycin is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Tobramycin should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Loss of hearing and/or balance (eighth-cranial-nerve disease)
There are a number of medications that interact with Tobramycin. Â It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Combination pain medicine containing acetaminophen and aspirin
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Tobramycin,
The usual recommended dosage of Tobramycin for Bacterial Infections is to apply a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) 2 or 3 times per day. In severe infections, apply a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) every 3 or 4 hours until there is improvement. Then use less medication before stopping altogether.
Tobramycin Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Tobramycin side Effects include difficulty hearing, dizziness, loss of balance and muscle weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Tobramycin.
Tobramycin and Pregnancy
Studies on most of the aminoglycosides have not been done in pregnant women. Some reports have shown that aminoglycosides, especially tobramycin, may cause damage to the infant's hearing, sense of balance, and kidneys if the mother was receiving the medicine during pregnancy. However, this medicine may be needed in serious diseases or other situations that threaten the mother's life.
Tobramycin and Breastfeeding
Aminoglycosides pass into breast milk in small amounts. However, they are not absorbed very much when taken by mouth. To date, aminoglycosides have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Tobramycin and Pediatric
Children are especially sensitive to the effects of aminoglycosides. Damage to hearing, sense of balance, and kidneys is more likely to occur in premature infants and neonates.
Tobramycin and Geriatric
Elderly people are especially sensitive to the effects of aminoglycosides. Serious side effects, such as damage to hearing, sense of balance, and kidneys may occur in elderly patients.
The above information about Tobramycin serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.